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State Parks Close To Home Offer Snow Fun

Posted by Susanna Haynie on January 7, 2014
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Snow Adventure at your door step

Do you feel adventurous but don’t want to drive for a long time? Discover Mueller State Park.

Mueller State Park

21045 Hwy. 67 South, Divide, CO 80814

Toll Free: 800-678-2267 Local: 719-687-2366 Fax: 719-687-6867

Region: South Central City: Divide

Just 45 minutes to Divide and south on Hwy 67 you’ll see Mueller State Park signs on your right hand side. (The Crags are left and just a little bit further down.This is also a great place to add to your list)  Entrance fees for all state parks are $7-9 per car for a day pass.

The park’s winter trail system offers snoSnowshoeing in Mueller State Parkwshoers and cross-country skiers diverse routes that span from gradual one-mile loops to steeper seven-mile treks. It’s a winter sports playground with sledding, tubing, skiing and snowboarding easily accessible on three designated hills. There are also a few hillsides that are used to sled.

In the summertime the park offers wildlife watching. Elk, black bear, hawks, mule deer and others thrive here. The campground is usually completely reserved way ahead of time, however, there are occasional no-shows. They have sites for tents, campers and cottages. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

If you’d like to stay in Colorado Springs there are many regional parks, but there is also wonderful Cheyenne Mountain State Park. It’s located right outside the main gate of Ft. Carson, off of Hwy 115. If you live on the south side of town, this is a great, nearby park for your adventures.

20 miles of open trails at various elevations and with changing vegetation. Beautiful forests mixed with prairie grasses. Trails are not paved, dirt or gravel, but the ones up and to the north will have boulders on the paths.

There is plenty of wildlife in the park. Now, in the wintertime, bears are hibernating, but mountain lions might be prowling to find some sparse foods (ie. maybe some deer).

All campsites are closed during the winter season.

Mueller State Park 2014 (and yes, Diosia is me, follow me please!!!)

Ready to explore Colorado? Here are more Colorado Nordic Centers:

  • Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System
  • Tennessee Pass Nordic Center
  • The Frisco Nordic Center
  • Never Summer Nordic
  • Crested Butte Nordic Center
  • Vista Verde Ranch
  • Eldora Mountain Resort Nordic Center.
  • Telluride Ski Resort’s TopAten Nordic and Snowshoe Area
  • Vail Mountain Nordic Activities at Golden Peak
    Winter Park Resort’s Snowshoe Tour Center
    Sunlight Mountain Resort Nordic Center
    Steamboat Ski Touring Center
    Ski Granby Ranch Nordic Trails
    Keystone Nordic Center
    Durango Mountain Resort’s Nordic Center at Purgatory
    Breckenridge Nordic Center
    Beaver Creek Nordic Center

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